Happy Valley suffered another crushing blow to their AFC Cup aspirations when they went down to Singapore's Home United 1-0 for their second successive defeat in the competition. The former Hong Kong league champions were hoping to make amends for their disastrous 2-0 loss to unfancied New Radiant of the Maldives last week, but the local club came up short again despite playing before a home crowd at Mongkok Stadium last night. Home United's Peres de Oliveira scored the solitary goal in the 74th minute from a free kick to send Happy Valley to bottom place in the standings in the group E encounter. De Oliveira was considered one of the dangermen from Home United after he scored one of his team's two goals in United's 2-0 win over Malaysia's Pahang FA in the same competition earlier this month. His latest goal left Happy Valley with a mountain to climb, while presenting United with a to clear when the two clubs meet again next month. As in their match against New Radiant, Happy Valley enjoyed most of the possession but were unable to find the target on a frustrating night against the Singaporeans, who are struggling third from the bottom in the S-League after two games. 'We had most of the possession but didn't make that count. It was an awful match for us overall,' fumed Happy Valley manager Lim Fong Kee. While Happy Valley languish bottom of their group, Hong Kong rivals Sun Hei were sitting pretty at the top of group D after holding Tampines Rovers to a 1-1 draw in Singapore last night. Sun Hei defender Carlo Hartwig struck the opening goal with a volley off a corner in the 18th minute before Aliff Shafaein found the equaliser in the 49th minute to restore pride in the Rovers camp. The result left a big smile on the face of Sun Hei coach Koo Luam Khen as the Hong Kong club lead the standings on goal difference on four points. Sun Hei had won their opening AFC Cup match against the Maldives' Valencia 6-1 last week at Mongkok Stadium and are very much still in the championship picture. 'We played very well in the first half, but ran out of steam in the second,' said Koo. 'Conditions made it a bit difficult. We had to contend with the wind and a bumpy pitch, but we did well overall.'